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VanapleHK
15-06-2011, 02:00 PM
Free Version for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3d-magic-chess/id436978980?mt=8&ls=1

HD Version for iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/3d-magic-chess-hd/id440684431?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2


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What's more in Version 1.2
1.Optimize memory
2.Add speed-up mode
3.Redesign the layout of Miniboard to be more functional

Some players complained to us that the animation is a bit slow. Now we have add speed-up mode. If your device is of low configuration, we highly recommend you select this mode coz it would be far more amazing. Enjoy it!

Note: We still keep upgrading. Your review, suggestion, comment or event complaints keep us moving!!!!!




New Features in Version 1.1
-Improve interface, make it more polished
-New chanllanges, a higher difficulty added : Level 6
-Fixed minor bugs and loads of performance enhancement.

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Description:

3D Magic Chess HD is a game for playing chess on 3D scene.
With magic 3D interface and magical play roles which outfought the traditional board chess, along with exquisite background music, as if you are in the fairyland while playing the game. In the game, you can master "Guardian" or the opponent "Heretic" in the ancient temple hall to checkmate the opponent and become the champion.
3D Magic Chess HD is a game can be start with easy. There are many modes enable you to play against computer and other players. By function of WIFI connection, you can play with friends.




★MORE COOL FEATURES in HD Version

√High definition and glorious graphics
√Loads of performance enhancements

Note: three modes: N Play mode, P1 vs. P2 via Wi-Fi, P1 vs. AI, so itís fit for both beginners and top players.

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We are giving out Promo Codes for HD Version (June 11-June 20). Come and join our contest. It's way easier than you thought to be winners. http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=97045



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VanapleHK
20-06-2011, 02:42 PM
Since the first release of 3D Magic Chess (Free Version), we have received many feedbacks. Thanks for all. But with such vast opinions, we hardly identify whether some opinions are agreed by most of people. So weíd love to start a poll to decide whether we should work on these parts in the next update.

Poll 1: Whether necessary to add a mode where fancy animation is skipped? Coz sometimes people want to play serious chess.

Poll 2: Whether the Wi-Fi connection doesnít work? One user complained of that. But we have tested that and it seemed that itís running well.

Poll 3: Whether the dragonís animation looks weird?

Also, if you find any bug, pls post to let us know. We will try to better the app to keep it what you like.

VanapleHK
22-06-2011, 12:39 PM
No one has any idea about it?? :(

VanapleHK
24-06-2011, 12:22 PM
Start adding the mode where fancy animation is removed. Now thinking about dark chess, anybody likes it:cool:

Kevin Bonham
24-06-2011, 12:43 PM
No one has any idea about it?? :(

Possibly because no-one is interested. I did allow you to post a thread because you asked nicely (which most people wanting to advertise do not) but I also asked that you keep the number of posts down.

ElevatorEscapee
25-06-2011, 12:59 AM
Hi Vanapple,

Your chess playing program looks graphically spectacular, but, not having an iPad/Pod/Pid/Phone/ thingy, it's not something I can say I would be interested in.

I can offer some general comments about similar products for other machines that I have experienced in the past, which you may or may not find useful.

Firstly, the animations option reminds me of "Battle Chess". This was a computer chess game back in the late 1980s. The pieces were animated and they would do battle when capturing each other. I still have a "Star Wars" version of this for the Sega Mega CD.

In the case of these games, the animation was initially a great attraction, even for my friends who didn't play chess, as we all wanted to see what happened with the animation when every piece took every other piece.

Pretty quickly however, the animated captures wore thin, (after you've seen them all three or four times, the desire to see exactly the same thing again is substantially reduced) and we were looknig for ways to turn the animations off to speed up the game.

Of course, some people will want to play more serious chess - if your program has a reasonable playing strength, it should be suitable for most amateurs and club players.

For the stronger players, they are likely to bypass your program altogether as there will be other, much stronger, less graphically appealing playing programs and databases available (such as Fritz and Chessbase) which will be able to do the job for them.

The amateur and average club player often find the more serious programs far too difficult in playing strength to compete against, so, depending on the level of difficulty of your chess engine, there may be a niche in the market to exploit there.

From the screenshots you have provided, a lot of work has been put into the graphics and your program looks fantastic. I can see kids attracted around an iPad wanting to give it a go. But once the animations have all been seen, they will be turning them off, or moving on to an arcade game.

For the more serious player, I sorry to say that I can't see them considering this program as being anything more than just a novelty.

I wish you the best of luck with your program, and if it can hook some people on chess, and provide them with some fun along the way, then it may well be considered successful. :)

VanapleHK
27-06-2011, 12:22 PM
Awesome. Thank you for so much suggestions and encouraging response. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

You mentioned that some people want to play serious chess. Yeah, we also think that way. So we are starting to add a mode where fancy animation is removed to give players more choices.


Then as to difficulty level, we also set up 6 levels, so suitable for both beginners and top players. Also, we have added a funtion that the possible moves are hightened to give players a hint, which is especially useful for beginners and average players.

Also, we still keep upgrading to improve this app and dig its potential.


Thanks again!!!



Hi Vanapple,

Your chess playing program looks graphically spectacular, but, not having an iPad/Pod/Pid/Phone/ thingy, it's not something I can say I would be interested in.

I can offer some general comments about similar products for other machines that I have experienced in the past, which you may or may not find useful.

Firstly, the animations option reminds me of "Battle Chess". This was a computer chess game back in the late 1980s. The pieces were animated and they would do battle when capturing each other. I still have a "Star Wars" version of this for the Sega Mega CD.

In the case of these games, the animation was initially a great attraction, even for my friends who didn't play chess, as we all wanted to see what happened with the animation when every piece took every other piece.

Pretty quickly however, the animated captures wore thin, (after you've seen them all three or four times, the desire to see exactly the same thing again is substantially reduced) and we were looknig for ways to turn the animations off to speed up the game.

Of course, some people will want to play more serious chess - if your program has a reasonable playing strength, it should be suitable for most amateurs and club players.

For the stronger players, they are likely to bypass your program altogether as there will be other, much stronger, less graphically appealing playing programs and databases available (such as Fritz and Chessbase) which will be able to do the job for them.

The amateur and average club player often find the more serious programs far too difficult in playing strength to compete against, so, depending on the level of difficulty of your chess engine, there may be a niche in the market to exploit there.

From the screenshots you have provided, a lot of work has been put into the graphics and your program looks fantastic. I can see kids attracted around an iPad wanting to give it a go. But once the animations have all been seen, they will be turning them off, or moving on to an arcade game.

For the more serious player, I sorry to say that I can't see them considering this program as being anything more than just a novelty.

I wish you the best of luck with your program, and if it can hook some people on chess, and provide them with some fun along the way, then it may well be considered successful. :)